Saturday, October 24, 2009

“Let’s get some things straight before I get old and uncool”

I came across and this website,  Rules for My Unborn Son, and thought it was just adorable.  


Witty and wise.  I love me a list of rules. 

Friday, October 23, 2009

A semi-quiet house

I love that my parents love my boys. 

I love that sometimes they take them away from me. 

The last four days Grandma and Papa Z kept CashBaby.  We really missed him here back at home, but I know he had a great time getting spoiled and staying up late with his grandparents. 

I wish I could say I spent my free time laying on the couch, eating chocolate donuts, and catching up on Rachael Ray.  That would have been so fun!  But no, I stayed productive, and attentive to the other little man in my life. 

Jagger and I had a “Big Boy Day”, where he got choose what we would be doing. His list included:

  • Go to the park to catch lobsters (crawdads)
  • Go to the scary store (Michaels,  all decked out for Halloween)

Easy enough.  He dreams little, and I like that about him. 

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So, we did just that.  And had fun Big-Boy-Times. 

While Cash was gone I took advantage of having two arms and my whole brain to finish a few little crafty things around the house, and some projects for my new niece, who should be making an appearance in December.

*Erin, don’t read that last part!  It’s going to be a surprise!*

It was good therapy for me.  I’ll probably show you all that in a couple of weeks. 

Anywho, Cash came back home yesterday morning.  And it couldn’t have been too soon for Jagger.  All morning long he waited, and waited, and waited.

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He missed his little brother!  As we all did!  They were so happy to see each other…. although they didn’t stay reunited for long.  This morning Jagger took off with his other Grandpa to go visit the Great Grandparents. 

It’s grand having all these grandparents the love my kiddos!

Monday, October 19, 2009

It was good to be back

To see family I hadn’t seen in awhile.  And places I hadn’t been in awhile.

More specifically speaking, my Grandma’s house.  We were down there to help her move.  (Although we actually didn’t help.  That was done a few days before we got there.)  But we did get to help her arrange things at her new place, and clean out some of my Grandpa’s things at the old place. 

At her house, I got to pick out new curtains and arrange some accessories and wall art.  And if you know me, that’s pretty much my favorite pastime.  So I was happy to help. 

And at the old house, we cleared out the basement and went through a lifetime’s worth of stuff that my Grandpa had collected.  And let me tell you, he collected stuff.   

Some of the favorite things I came across include:

  • A coffee can full of cash register parts
  • Directions for “How to use Jumper Cables” hand etched into a sheet of aluminum
  • A box of ice picks
  • His roller skates
  • Many of his hand made tools
  • Boxes and boxes and boxes of fishing gear

These all gave me some smiles. 

I sifted through the stuff and was flooded with memories.  It was all for the taking, so I brought home a few key things that I can’t wait to display.  And I will bet that Grant now has more drill bits that anyone on the block. 


Grant was less than healthy the whole weekend.  So I just want to give him a little credit for what a trooper he is.  Despite his fever and whatnot, he was still hauling stuff around all weekend.  And my Grandma was a trooper too.  She was also sick, but still let a whole slew of  people invade her house for the weekend.  

I failed to take as many pictures as I would have liked to.  But I did remember to get a couple of my boys on my Grandma’s old iconic front porch swing. 

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I’ve got lots of memories on this porch swing… mainly, my sister falling off it backwards.  Haha

It’s funny, the things that you remember most. 

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Being Outdoorsy

Usually I am not. 

But,  in an attempt to deny the fact that I am in my late twenties, Grant and I have taken up hanging out with the college kids…. and attended the college fall retreat with a group from church. 

And thus, I was outdoorsy this weekend. 

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Gorgeous scenery, right?

The kiddos stayed back with the grandparents, and Grant and I got a whole 2 days to ourselves to hang out with the youngsters, do lots of blind-folded-team-building activities, and just soak up some of God’s beauty on earth.   We’ll be back next year to deny our age again.